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The most beautiful coastal cottages in Cornwall holiday cottages

The most beautiful coastal cottages in Cornwall

Regardless of the season, a break to a coastal cottage in Cornwall is always a winning choice. There’s nothing quite like falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing, stepping out the front door and tasting the salty air and heading off for long walks across the sand with your loved ones. All-in-all, Cornwall is a pretty perfect spot for taking time out from your busy routine and getting back to the joy that the simple pleasures can bring.

With that in mind, we’ve handpicked some of the most beautiful cottages on the coast that will provide the ultimate setting for your next getaway…

Sandy Cove, Portmellon

Sandy Cove, Portmellon, sleeps 8 + 2 dogs

Get to know South Cornwall from this stunning house, which is only 10 feet from the beach! Sandy Cove is a peaceful retreat, superb for making the most of the area’s beauty, with uninterrupted views of the sea, picturesque walking paths on your doorstep and equally beautiful interiors to match. Each living space has been well thought out to encourage socialising, from the dining room bench and comfy sofas to the outdoor seating area for the summer months.

Ideally suited to: Large families and group stays

Surf's Up, Widemouth Bay

Surfs Up, Widemouth Bay, sleeps 4 + 1 dog

Located just a short walk away from the surfer’s paradise of Widemouth Bay, this is a coastal escape that you won’t forget. The bright and airy interiors, spacious kitchen/diner and array of nearby seaside locations to visit combine to create a sublime space for a getaway. If surfing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other attractions that will take your fancy, from Tintagel Castle to the Eden Project, which are just a short drive away.

Ideally suited to: Couples’ breaks and small families

Zenith Apartment, Newquay

Zenith Apartment, Newquay, sleeps 4

This ground-floor apartment opens right out to a panoramic view of the sea with its 20-foot bi-fold windows, meaning you can enjoy the salty sea breeze without evening leaving the house! Decorated in a contemporary, nautical style, you can see the inspiration of the two nearby beaches throughout. Spend your days visiting Newquay’s shores, wandering through the fishing port of Padstow or exploring Cornwall’s many attractions.

Ideally suited to: Couples’ breaks and small families

Villa Surfside, Hayle

Villa Surfside, Hayle, sleeps 6 + 4 dogs

Sea lovers will be thrilled at their proximity to the water on a stay at Villa Surfside. Offering direct access to the South West Coast Path, you can take advantage of the chance to take in the sea air and absorb the beauty of West Cornwall with your four-legged friends. Head to Hayle, Carbis Bay or St Ives to walk along the sandy shores, or stay in and take in the views whilst relaxing with the family.

Ideally suited to: Families with dogs

Praa View, Praa Sands

Praa View, Praa Sands, sleeps 6

This penthouse apartment is a great base if you’re looking to get to know some of Cornwall’s top attractions including St Michaels Mount, Land’s End, The Minack Theatre and Marazion, not to mention South Cornwall’s fine beaches! Gather your family or friends together in the open-plan living space to make the most of the views over the balcony, catch sunsets and sit inside stargazing; there is so much to see and do here that you’ll never want to leave!

Ideally suited to: Large families and group stays

Aloft, St Mawes

Aloft, St Mawes, sleeps 4

This is a coastal haven that can be enjoyed all year round. During the summer, make the most of the sun-trap balcony paired with perfect views, and in winter, cosy up in front of the wood burner for an evening spent playing your favourite board games or watching a film. With plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops within walking distance, it’s a great place to leave the car behind and instead enjoy the slower pace of life on foot...so not to miss any of the area’s hidden gems.

Ideally suited to: Couples’ breaks and small families

If you’ve not found what you’re looking for, why not check out our luxury cottages in Cornwall with a sea view? Or if you’re searching for a place to celebrate, our best celebration houses in the area might take your fancy!

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